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Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

Tyrone’s goalkeeper Niall Morgan and full back Ronan McNamee both played excellently in their team’s win over Mayo. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Niall Morgan - He made an excellent save to deny Bryan Walsh, made himself big for the penalty and he drove forward to help his backs break the Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Pédraig O’Hora and Enda Hession celebrate at the final whistle after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is so much intrigue and speculation about this evening’s gripping All-Ireland final. Well, I think it is going to be a proper game of football.(...)

Mayo stand for the national anthem ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1. Rob Hennelly Rob Hennelly Club: Breaffy. Age: 31. Debut: 2011 v London. Occupation: Marketing manager A potential match-winner fo(...)

 Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran: ‘I don’t think there is any chance Aidan O’Shea doesn’t start, and I expect him to have a big game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andy Moran is a fund of interesting observations on All-Ireland finals and more specifically Mayo’s role in them. The now retired former Footballer of(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle celebrates the semi-final victory over Dublin  at the final whistle with Stephen Coen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Our eyes did not deceive us. Last Saturday we spoke here about the suspicion of new vulnerabilities within the Dublin team. That night, we got our ans(...)

Mayo’s Enda Hession in action against Paddy Small of Dublin during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They always say that the last thing a good boxer loses is his punch. He might get old, he might slow, he might get it tight to make the weight. But he(...)

Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

It’s only right that everyone should pause and recognise what this Dublin has achieved. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On one level, there is very obviously no crisis to be declared in Dublin football. Of the players who featured against Mayo on Saturday night, 14 were(...)

Mayo’s Jordan Flynn celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

House on fire. Because Mayo keep on turning up, it was always likely that they would be the team to draw Dublin’s six-year All-Ireland conquering tear(...)

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